J. J. Haley was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. He was educated in the common schools of the two counties, in Kentucky University, and North Western Christian University, of Indianapolis, now Butler College. Mr. Haley holds an M.A. degree from Kentucky University.
After preaching a year in Mississippi he went to Australia and labored there with fair success for more than two years. In September, 1876, removed to Dunedin, New Zealand, and for over two years preached there for a large and flourishing church. A call coming from the Lygon St. church at Melbourne, Australia, Mr. Haley accepted. In the spring of 1885 he returned to the United States, preaching a year for the First church in San Francisco. Then two years at Midway, Kentucky. After spending the next two years in editorial work in St. Louis, in 1890 he went to England under the Foreign Christian Missionary Society for five years. Returning to the U. S. he began a nine year ministry at Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Mr. Haley has had a varied journalistic experience, being assistant editor of the Australian Christian Pioneer of Adelaide, South Australia; editor and founder of The Australian Christian Watchman, in Melbourne; co-editor of the Apostolic Guide, Louisville, Kentucky.; office editor of The Christian-Evangelist, St. Louis, and also contributing editor for a long time; editor-in-chief of the Christian Oracle and Christian Century, Chicago; editor of the Christian Monthly, Richmond, Virginia.; and assistant editor of The New Christian Quarterly and a few other minor papers. He has also written a few books and contributed to many more.
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The four ages or periods in the history of human redemption, spoken of as dispensations of Religion, are the Patriarchal, the Jewish, the Christian, and the Millennial; for all practical purposes, but three, as the millennium is but the final conquest and further extension of the Gospel age. These economies of God's dealings with the race mark the ...read
Church of Christ in Australasia
It will be necessary in this brief history of Churches of Christ on the other side of the world to group them under the larger territorial title, including Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. These countries are islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans lying in the Southern Hemisphere and constituting a part and a very important part, of the domin ...read
Death Of Bro. Cheek
About one o'clock on Friday afternoon of February 16th we were startled and made to tremble by the receipt of the following telegram from Bro. F.W. Troy, of Queensland--"Bro. Cheek dangerously sick, typhoid fever, brethren pray for him." Believing that a man of Bro. Cheek's constitution and laborious habits would not be able to stand a severe attac ...read
The world moves, and it is gratifying to know that it sometimes moves in the right direction. Perhaps the most scandalous thing in modern church financing is the worldly methods employed to get money. When the ecclesiastical exchequer runs low, it is tacitly understood amongst churchman that the end justifies the means, and that money must be obtai ...read
Origin of the Restoration Movement
Luna Park, Saturday Morning, October 16.
The chief significance of this celebration, which is destined to became historic and monumental, is its relation to the origin of one of the great religious movements of modern times. From a geographical and territorial point of view, we have located ourselves near the spot where the original impulse was ...read
The "sound" men, with whose vigorous denunciations of "departures" and "innovations" we have become familiar, and whose trenchant philippics against "progressionism" have won for them this honorable title, are, I have begun to fear, the very men who are in the greatest danger of drifting unconsciously into a narrow creedism, a Pharisaic rigidity of ...read
The chronic troubles of the Melbourne Presbytery over the Rev. Charles Strong and the Scot's Church have culminated in a charge of heresy against that gentleman. He is charged by his accusers of denying the divinity of Christ, the efficacy of the atonement, the fact of the resurrection, and the personality of the Holy Spirit, and of being a disturb ...read
The Secularists of Melbourne
The secularists of Melbourne are mad at Dr. Moorhouse. They have passed an indignation resolution against him for denouncing secularism as the equivalent of brutism. Said resolution, which we are told was passed "by a thousand citizens at the Hall of Science," is as follows, printed and circulated through the city in a handbill:
"That this meeting ...read
The Sunday Question
We agree with the Sunday Observance League in its opposition to the opening of the National Art Gallery and Public Library on the Lord's Day; but we do not base our opposition upon what are usually known as strictly Sabbatarian grounds. We emphatically reject the Presbyterian and Methodistic doctrine that the fourth commandment of the Decalogue is ...read